Bjoern Menze

Welcome to the Menze lab

In September 2020, Prof. Dr. Bjoern Menze joined the DQBM Faculty as Full Professor for Biomedical Image Analysis and Machine Learning, funded by the Helmut Horten Foundation

Research: Biomedical Image Analysis and Machine Learning

Our work is in biomedical image computing, exploring topics at the interface of machine learning, medical imaging, and image-based modeling. Very broadly, we are interested in developing computational methods for transforming the qualitative visual inspection of biomedical image data into a quantitative description of the image information and a functional interpretation of the underlying disease process. In this, we are using models from biophysics, computational physiology, and machine learning - focusing on applications in clinical neuroimaging and the modeling of tumor growth. We are also interested in how to apply such models to big data bases in order to learn about correlations between model features and disease patterns at a population scale.

Our technology contributes to a systematic testing of biomedical modeling approaches on real world image data and, hence, to improve the understanding of the image-marker generating processes underlying selected landmark applications. At the patient level, it adds to the design of patient-specific treatments in personalized medicine.


Since 2020

UZH, Zurich, Switzerland
Full Professor, Faculty of Science & Faculty of Medicine, funded by the Helmut Horten Foundation (link)


TUM, Munich, Germany (link)
Professor (W3), Faculty of Computer Science & Faculty of Medicine

2019 Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands (link)
Visiting Professor, Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering


TUM, Munich, Germany (link)
Tenure-Track Professor (W2), Faculty of Computer Science & Faculty of Medicine 


ETHZ, Zurich, Switzerland (link)
Research Scientist / Lecturer, Computer Vision Laboratory, ITET
2009-2011 MIT, Cambridge/MA, USA (link)
Postdoc, Medical Vision Group, CSAIL


INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France (link)
Postdoc / Research Scientist, Asclepios Team

2008-2009 Harvard Medical School, Boston/MA, USA (link)
Postdoc, Department of Radiology, BWH
2007-2008 Harvard University, Cambridge/MA, USA (link)
Postdoc, Department of Anthropology
2007 Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany (link)
PhD in Computer Science / "Dr. rer. nat.", IWR
2004 Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany (link)
MSc / "Diplom-Physiker"
2002 Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (link)
MSc / "Filosofie Magister"


The following funding agencies support the Menze group:

Funding bodies Menze group